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1 A career in From Secondary School to Speech Pathology The Blaine Block Institute for Voice Analysis and Rehabilitation

2 Speech pathologists diagnose, manage and treat people with voice, language, speech, stuttering and swallowing difficulties. If you’re interested in Biology English Health Science Psychology Working with people Then speech pathology is for you. Speech pathologists are employed across a variety of locations and settings, both nationally and internationally. Produced by 4 th year Bachelor of Speech Pathology students, Thomas Gauci, Tiffany Goring, Sarah Jackson, Kirsty Vincent and Jacqueline Younger. Supervised by Dr Susan Block and Dr Shane Erickson La Trobe University Melbourne ©2011 Overview

3 In Australia, speech pathologists are employed in: Hospitals Rehabilitation facilities Universities Residential care facilities Private practice Education from kindergarten to secondary school Community health services Produced by 4 th year Bachelor of Speech Pathology students, Thomas Gauci, Tiffany Goring, Sarah Jackson, Kirsty Vincent and Jacqueline Younger. Supervised by Dr Susan Block and Dr Shane Erickson La Trobe University Melbourne ©2011 Employment settings

4 Produced by 4 th year Bachelor of Speech Pathology students, Thomas Gauci, Tiffany Goring, Sarah Jackson, Kirsty Vincent and Jacqueline Younger. Supervised by Dr Susan Block and Dr Shane Erickson La Trobe University Melbourne ©2011

5 The Larynx (Blue Tree Publishing, 2011) Specialties  Fluency/stuttering  Language  Voice  Swallowing  Speech  Research  Management  Multimodal communication Produced by 4 th year Bachelor of Speech Pathology students, Thomas Gauci, Tiffany Goring, Sarah Jackson, Kirsty Vincent and Jacqueline Younger. Supervised by Dr Susan Block and Dr Shane Erickson La Trobe University Melbourne ©2011

6 What might a speech pathologist do?  Assess and diagnose swallowing problems after a car accident  Voice training and care for AFL coaches, singers and actors  Treatment for people with throat cancer  Monitor and manage patients with progressive neurological diseases  Replace speech valves and provide electronic speech production devices for laryngectomy patients  Educate doctors, other health professionals, teachers and parents Produced by 4 th year Bachelor of Speech Pathology students, Thomas Gauci, Tiffany Goring, Sarah Jackson, Kirsty Vincent and Jacqueline Younger. Supervised by Dr Susan Block and Dr Shane Erickson La Trobe University Melbourne ©2011

7 Produced by 4 th year Bachelor of Speech Pathology students, Thomas Gauci, Tiffany Goring, Sarah Jackson, Kirsty Vincent and Jacqueline Younger. Supervised by Dr Susan Block and Dr Shane Erickson La Trobe University Melbourne ©2011

8 Produced by 4 th year Bachelor of Speech Pathology students, Thomas Gauci, Tiffany Goring, Sarah Jackson, Kirsty Vincent and Jacqueline Younger. Supervised by Dr Susan Block and Dr Shane Erickson La Trobe University Melbourne ©2011 Case study Mr Jones has been diagnosed with throat cancer and will have surgery to remove his voice box. As a speech pathologist, it’s your role to:  Assist the medical team to make the diagnosis using state of the art technology  Provide Mr Jones with education about the procedure and prognosis  Inform Mr Jones of his communication options post-procedure, including an electronic voice box or a device implanted in the throat  Teach Mr Jones how to speak, eat and drink post-operatively and provide ongoing support and management throughout his entire life

9 It’s definitely worth doing a volunteer placement in a setting that interests you to give you an idea of what a speech pathologist does on a day- to-day basis Don’t forget you can use your qualifications all over the world Produced by 4 th year Bachelor of Speech Pathology students, Thomas Gauci, Tiffany Goring, Sarah Jackson, Kirsty Vincent and Jacqueline Younger. Supervised by Dr Susan Block and Dr Shane Erickson La Trobe University Melbourne ©2011 There’s a national shortage of speech pathologists at the moment, so you’ll be in demand Practical information

10 Produced by 4 th year Bachelor of Speech Pathology students, Thomas Gauci, Tiffany Goring, Sarah Jackson, Kirsty Vincent and Jacqueline Younger. Supervised by Dr Susan Block and Dr Shane Erickson La Trobe University Melbourne ©2011

11 A career in From Secondary School to Speech Pathology The Blaine Block Institute for Voice Analysis and Rehabilitation

12 Speech pathologists diagnose, manage and treat people with voice, language, speech, stuttering and swallowing difficulties. If you’re interested in Biology English Health Science Psychology Working with people Then speech pathology is for you. Speech pathologists are employed across a variety of locations and settings, both nationally and internationally. Produced by 4 th year Bachelor of Speech Pathology students, Thomas Gauci, Tiffany Goring, Sarah Jackson, Kirsty Vincent and Jacqueline Younger. Supervised by Dr Susan Block and Dr Shane Erickson La Trobe University Melbourne ©2011 Overview

13 In Australia, speech pathologists are employed in: Hospitals Rehabilitation facilities Universities Residential care facilities Private practice Education from kindergarten to secondary school Community health services Produced by 4 th year Bachelor of Speech Pathology students, Thomas Gauci, Tiffany Goring, Sarah Jackson, Kirsty Vincent and Jacqueline Younger. Supervised by Dr Susan Block and Dr Shane Erickson La Trobe University Melbourne ©2011 Employment settings

14 Produced by 4 th year Bachelor of Speech Pathology students, Thomas Gauci, Tiffany Goring, Sarah Jackson, Kirsty Vincent and Jacqueline Younger. Supervised by Dr Susan Block and Dr Shane Erickson La Trobe University Melbourne ©2011

15 The Larynx (Blue Tree Publishing, 2011) Specialties  Fluency/stuttering  Language  Voice  Swallowing  Speech  Research  Management  Multimodal communication Produced by 4 th year Bachelor of Speech Pathology students, Thomas Gauci, Tiffany Goring, Sarah Jackson, Kirsty Vincent and Jacqueline Younger. Supervised by Dr Susan Block and Dr Shane Erickson La Trobe University Melbourne ©2011

16 What might a speech pathologist do?  Assess and diagnose swallowing problems after a car accident  Voice training and care for AFL coaches, singers and actors  Treatment for people with throat cancer  Monitor and manage patients with progressive neurological diseases  Replace speech valves and provide electronic speech production devices for laryngectomy patients  Educate doctors, other health professionals, teachers and parents Produced by 4 th year Bachelor of Speech Pathology students, Thomas Gauci, Tiffany Goring, Sarah Jackson, Kirsty Vincent and Jacqueline Younger. Supervised by Dr Susan Block and Dr Shane Erickson La Trobe University Melbourne ©2011

17 Produced by 4 th year Bachelor of Speech Pathology students, Thomas Gauci, Tiffany Goring, Sarah Jackson, Kirsty Vincent and Jacqueline Younger. Supervised by Dr Susan Block and Dr Shane Erickson La Trobe University Melbourne ©2011

18 Produced by 4 th year Bachelor of Speech Pathology students, Thomas Gauci, Tiffany Goring, Sarah Jackson, Kirsty Vincent and Jacqueline Younger. Supervised by Dr Susan Block and Dr Shane Erickson La Trobe University Melbourne ©2011 Case study Mr Jones has been diagnosed with throat cancer and will have surgery to remove his voice box. As a speech pathologist, it’s your role to:  Assist the medical team to make the diagnosis using state of the art technology  Provide Mr Jones with education about the procedure and prognosis  Inform Mr Jones of his communication options post-procedure, including an electronic voice box or a device implanted in the throat  Teach Mr Jones how to speak, eat and drink post-operatively and provide ongoing support and management throughout his entire life

19 It’s definitely worth doing a volunteer placement in a setting that interests you to give you an idea of what a speech pathologist does on a day- to-day basis Don’t forget you can use your qualifications all over the world Produced by 4 th year Bachelor of Speech Pathology students, Thomas Gauci, Tiffany Goring, Sarah Jackson, Kirsty Vincent and Jacqueline Younger. Supervised by Dr Susan Block and Dr Shane Erickson La Trobe University Melbourne ©2011 There’s a national shortage of speech pathologists at the moment, so you’ll be in demand Practical information

20 Produced by 4 th year Bachelor of Speech Pathology students, Thomas Gauci, Tiffany Goring, Sarah Jackson, Kirsty Vincent and Jacqueline Younger. Supervised by Dr Susan Block and Dr Shane Erickson La Trobe University Melbourne ©2011

21 *Note: each tertiary institution has specific entry requirements WA: School of Psychology & Speech Pathology Curtin University of Technology, Perth School of Psychology & Social Science Edith Cowan University, North Perth Produced by 4 th year Bachelor of Speech Pathology students, Thomas Gauci, Tiffany Goring, Sarah Jackson, Kirsty Vincent and Jacqueline Younger. Supervised by Dr Susan Block and Dr Shane Erickson La Trobe University Melbourne ©2011 Undergraduate entry into speech pathology in Western Australia is currently offered at the following universities

22 *Note: each tertiary institution has specific entry requirements WA:School of Psychology & Speech Pathology Curtin University of Technology, Perth Produced by 4 th year Bachelor of Speech Pathology students, Thomas Gauci, Tiffany Goring, Sarah Jackson, Kirsty Vincent and Jacqueline Younger. Supervised by Dr Susan Block and Dr Shane Erickson La Trobe University Melbourne ©2011 Graduate entry into speech pathology in Western Australia is currently offered at the following universities

23 Speech Pathology Australia Curtin University Edith Cowan University Your school career counsellor Produced by 4 th year Bachelor of Speech Pathology students, Thomas Gauci, Tiffany Goring, Sarah Jackson, Kirsty Vincent and Jacqueline Younger. Supervised by Dr Susan Block and Dr Shane Erickson La Trobe University Melbourne ©2011 Where to go for more information

24 SPEECH PATHOLOGY REAL MEN DO Produced by 4 th year Bachelor of Speech Pathology students, Thomas Gauci, Tiffany Goring, Sarah Jackson, Kirsty Vincent and Jacqueline Younger. Supervised by Dr Susan Block and Dr Shane Erickson La Trobe University Melbourne ©2011


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